Vivo is planning to launch two new smartphone models in India this year, but before that the company might discontinue the V7 series. Some sources have revealed that Vivo is planning to discontinue the V7 and V7+ smartphones in India which were launched last year in the month of September.
The reason being cited is the tough competition these smartphones are facing from the likes of Redmi phones that are also available offline.
Vivo V7+ comes with 5.99-inch HD+ display, Snapdragon 450 processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM for 21,990 INR. On the other hand, V7 includes a 5.7-inch HD+ display, Snapdragon 450 SoC, 16 MP rear and 24 MP front camera for 16,990 INR. But for now few companies are offering smartphones with same specs for a far lower price.
Vivo V7+ was launched last year in India as the first Vivo phone with HD+ full view display and after a month V7 had also entered the Indian market. This year the company has announced a price cut for V7 series. These smartphones had also appeared on Amazon and Flipkart sales with lower prices and the company also slashed profit margins to sell these smartphones offline, a move that wasn’t well received well by offline partners.
The rumors said that Vivo will launch another two smartphones exclusively in India and these will also come with 18:9 display. However, the company hasn’t officially stated its plans for future as of now. We have seen several Vivo smartphones on certification sites and there are a lot of rumors floating about Vivo’s upcoming smartphones which will likely come with almost 100% screen-to-body-ratio. Hopefully, we will see something hyper-competitive coming from Vivo’s camp shortly.